Exam Board: OCR Option B
Exam Board Website: OCR – Oxford, Cambridge and RSA Examinations
Geography stimulates an interest in and a sense of wonder about places, people and the environment. It helps us all make sense of a changing world and how society, the economy and environment combine to bring about change. It explains where places are, how places and landscapes are formed and how people and their environment interact.
|Geography Curriculum Summary|
|Year 7||During Year 7 we study a wide variety of topics as we journey around the world in the class room. Topics include; Antarctica, The UK, Africa and Russia.|
|Year 8||Year 8 continues our journey around the world covering; Oceania, The Middle East, Asia, North America and South America.|
Pupils will work towards the 3 components of the GCSE:
Our natural world – pupils will develop an understanding and appreciation of the natural world they live in and why it looks the way it does. They will study the rich diversity of landscapes and ecosystems which are changing through physical processes and human interactions.
People and Society – Pupils explore the social, cultural, political and economic forces that make places unique, and how these change over time and space, particularly the growth of urbanisation and the challenges of feeding an ever-growing population.
Geographical Exploration – This component draws on geographical knowledge, understanding and skills that have been developed in the previous components. This synoptic assessment enables pupils to demonstrate their understanding of the connections between the different elements of the subject.